Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice

An approach to identify factors of migration processes formation in Russian regions

Vol. 17, Iss. 5, MAY 2018

Received: 26 March 2018

Received in revised form: 5 April 2018

Accepted: 19 April 2018

Available online: 29 May 2018


JEL Classification: J11

Pages: 906-918

Nizamutdinov M.M. Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Ufa Science Centre of RAS, Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation

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Oreshnikov V.V. Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Ufa Science Centre of RAS, Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation

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Importance The article addresses the processes of spatial mobility of the population in Russian regions and the influence of various socio-economic factors on them.
Objectives The aim is to determine the combination of socio-economic factors impacting significantly on the direction and intensity of migration processes in Russian regions.
Methods We performed a statistical analysis to reveal the correlation between indicators, characterizing the trends in migration processes, and the socio-economic development of Russian regions (more than 100 indicators). The study draws on methods of structural analysis, dynamics analysis, methods of economic and mathematical modeling.
Results We prepared a list consisting of 24 indicators. Based on their standardized values, we offer an algorithm to define integrated indicators that consider a variety of parameters.
Conclusions The results of the study can be used for decision-making in the sphere of regional development management in the Russian Federation, the population policy in particular.

Keywords: migration, population shift, demography, integrated index


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